Sirens of Baghdad is what I'm almost finished reading now. Written by the same man who wrote Swallows of Kubal, which was very good. It's certainly a different perspective of war, and it just makes me sad that war has to happen at all and why all the hate in the world, over what, religion, greed, politics? Yamina Khandra is a pen name for the former Algerian army officer, Mohammed Moulessehoul, who certainly has seen and writes about it all.
It's a dull day her in West Van, in fact it's raining, but it will change to sunshine around 4 pm today. It always does!
We are seriously thinking of giving up TJ, our dog. She's a beautiful, little white Maltese, but a handful. I guess we just don't like constantly walking her as we get older and having to take her down in the elevator and outside for a pee. She often goes outside, on the deck when we haven't been paying attention to her, or she just let's it go on our white carpet, and I'm always chasing around with bottle of spot remover and swearing horrible words at her which isn't fair. Then Tom wants to take her everywhere with us and to me, it's like taking a baby along everytime we go anywhere. Everything centers around the dog, where we go, where we park, how long we can stay, where to walk her. We can't just book a holiday whenever we want and kennel cost is extremely expensive. It's very difficult to get anyone close by to look after her and relatives shun at the idea, so we don't ask. They like their rugs, pee free I suppose! She really takes to women, and isn't used to being around children, so we are looking for a woman who would give her lots of attention and love and would spoil her, like she's used to.
TJ, is a cute little girl eh?
Batman is easier to look after, and we have a lady in the building to look after her is we should want to go away. However, he's well past his "expiry date" too!!
This is how Batman feels about all this!!!
Picture of the Day: Another picture of TJ with Roxanne who made him this cute little coat and a scarf for me to match
Message of the Day: Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.